Well I'm a little dissapointed. I went to my in-law's this weekend to hang out and ride at Crawford County State Park on my new Kenda Nevegal 2.35's. I have ridden this trail before on a hardtail with Hutchinson Pythons and Bontrager Jones ACX 2.2's. I enjoyed it then, but all the rocks and roots beat me up.
This ride was on my Jamis Dakar XLT with the Nevegal 2.35's. I rode about 4 miles of the trail and decided to quit. Within the 4 miles that I rode, I picked about 15 ticks off me. I stopped about every 1/2 mile to check my ankles. The grass was so overgrown it was terrible.
The course is typical KS singletrack with lots of rocks and roots peeking through the face of the trail. I was really making good time when I quit, I just couldn't stand the stupid ticks.
As far as the tires go, INCREDIBLE!!! They hooked up on loose dirt so well, I could barely force them to slip. When I rode back to the car on the pavement, they were soo dang fast. Very low rolling resistance. Cornering? Fah'get'about'it. These things hook up on the hills and corners better than my Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1's, better then the Bontrager Jones ACX 2.2's, and to be fair to the Hutchison Python 2.1"...we just won't go there.
I can see why MBAction rated this the #1 All Mountain tire last year.